Victoria Bonanno, Registered Social Worker
About Victoria Bonanno
Victoria is a Registered Social Worker with 10 years experience in the mental health field. She is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and holds a Master’s of Social Work Degree from York University.
Victoria is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and ensuring they receive quality and accessible counselling. Victoria is proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and provides the rare opportunity of serving clients in ASL.
Victoria has a wealth of experience providing counselling for individuals, couples, and families for anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. She has special experience helping people deal with chronic/newly acquired illness, acquired brain injury (ABI), concussion, and hearing/vision loss.
Victoria spent eight years as a Connect Counsellor with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) helping the Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deaf blind clients. She continues to help individuals as an Advisor for Students with Disabilities at the University of Guelph in addition to her work at MyLife Counselling Guelph.
Victoria draws from a range of therapeutic approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, and Feminist/Anti-oppressive approaches. She has specialized training in Solution Focused Counselling, Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injuries, and Postpartum support.
When Victoria isn’t working, you’ll find her spending time as a hula hoop fitness instructor, playing classical and electric guitar, and finding joy in the small things in life.